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Poster: Jacky Hughes Date: Apr 16, 2013 2:17pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Best Examples of the Dead's Group Improv Skills

The 1971/08/06 Hard To Handle has got to be a great example of the whole band (not just Jerry) being on the money improvisation wise:

http://archive.org/details/gd71-08-06.aud.bertrando.yerys.129.sbeok.shnf

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Poster: William Tell Date: Apr 16, 2013 3:07pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Best Examples of the Dead's Group Improv Skills

Great call; interesting in that most folks hereabouts wouldn't have picked it, I am guessing, since it is not a "traditional" jam tune (ie, DS, Eleven, whatever)...but, the truth is, on this one esp (and others of course, excepting those MEATY-OAK-ER versions in late April of 71), they defn extend it, and do more with it than ANY other version, and during shows on either side of this date, they do much shorter versions (who knows what prompted this...the 64 $ question I suppose) that never "get anywhere" jam wise.

As I have said many times, I've picked THIS one to play for any number of folks and said "wait til you hear THIS!" for whatever aspect I am selling that day on the DEAD.

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Poster: jerlouvis Date: Apr 16, 2013 2:41pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Best Examples of the Dead's Group Improv Skills

Dark Star

http://archive.org/details/gd69-06-07.sbd.kaplan.9074.sbeok.shnf

Dark Star-Other One-Caution

http://archive.org/details/gd1969-08-03.sbd.miller.30652.sbeok.flac16

Dark Star 5/18/72 (no source available)

Dark Star

http://archive.org/details/gd1972-07-18.sbd.miller.32878.flac16

Other One

http://archive.org/details/gd72-09-15.psdb.kaplan.8046.sbeok.shnf

Dark Star

http://archive.org/details/gd72-09-24.sbd.cribbs.25282.sbeok.shnf

Other One

http://archive.org/details/gd1972-09-28.sbd.miller.94268.sbeok.flac16

PITB

http://archive.org/details/gd72-10-09.sbd.vernon.5249.sbeok.shnf

PITB

http://archive.org/details/gd1972-11-15.sbd.miller.110631.flac16

PITB

http://archive.org/details/gd1972-11-18.123077.sbd.miller.flac16

Other One

http://archive.org/details/gd72-12-10.sbd.gorinsky.5801.sbeok.shnf

Dark Star

http://archive.org/details/gd1973-03-28.sbd.miller.86459.sbeok.flac16

Other One

http://archive.org/details/gd1973-06-26.sbd.GoodBear.80602.flac16

PITB

http://archive.org/details/gd1973-09-07.sbd.goodbear.1126.sbeok.shnf

Other One

http://archive.org/details/gd1973-11-23.sbd.miller.112801.flac16

HCS-Dark Star

http://archive.org/details/gd1973-12-06.sbd.miller.105560.flac16

PITB

http://archive.org/details/gd1974-06-08.sbd.miller.97268.sbeok.flac16

Eyes of the World

http://archive.org/details/gd74-06-20.sbd.clugston.2179.sbeok.shnf

jam out of Let it Grow

http://archive.org/details/gd74-06-28.moore.weiner.gdADT18.16038.sbeok.shnf